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German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz

A pioneer of the film genre known as "other cinema," Lutz Mommartz was born in in Erkelenz in 1934 and spent most of his life in Dusseldorf. He began making movies in 1967 and eventually became Professor of Film at the Kunstakademie Munster. He still lives and works in Germany, dividing his time between Dusseldorf and Berlin. This collection of 51 films features selections from the Lutz Mommartz Film Archive.

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German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
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Way to the Neighbor: Renate Meves and Gerg Hubinger. A woman looks on indcessantly in a demonstration of love.
( 10 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
61,301
10
6
Ludwig Chateau: Old Age Porn: An old sculptor has to decide whether to participate in an orgy.
( 6 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
26,032
15
5
Above/Under: The rock band The Iceni is featured as five men are shown floating before a black background while the torso of a man and a dancing girl's legs are shown in a dance loop.
( 5 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
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4
1
A short music video with the music of the band MamaWoju. The idea of the song and the video is a take off on the situation of a hitchhiker. In this song, the hitchhiker give a businessman a ride to Berlin. The special situation is that at this time you had to cross the DDR to go to Berlin so it was a very dangerous thing to take a hitchhiker on this road.
( 1 reviews )
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
16,746
3
0
A trip to Cuba and a televised speech by Fidel Castro leads to a movie. Includes original Spanish sound.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
9,129
5
2
This is the authorised short version of "Tango durch Deutschland" with Eddi Constantine
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
8,179
1
4
Joseph Beuys nimmt die Herrausforderung an, sich dem anonymen Zuschauer auszusetzen. Joseph Beuys accepts the challange to expose himself to the anonym espectator.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
7,672
0
0
Mit Margret Gloddek und Ingrid Lutz Der Autor und seine Lebenesgefährtinnen. Mehrfachbeziehung als Lebenskonzept. Dies ist die Neue Fassung der Triologie ueber das Leben in zwei Beziehungen. With Margret Gloddek and Ingrid Lutz The author and his partners. Multiple relationship as life concept. This is the new version about the life in two relations,
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
6,314
4
0
This is the authorised Version of Anziehen
Topic: lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
6,235
4
2
"The Garden of Eden: A utopian film about the landscape and the people from Niederrhein. Dieter Fietzke, camera operator; Herbert Baumann, sound." Part 1 you will find here: https://archive.org/details/Mommartz_DER_GARTEN_EDEN_1_1977
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Mommartz, German Cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
5,752
10
0
In der unteren Bildhälfte tanzende Mädchenbeine, in der Oberen durcghstochener Film - schmetterlinghaft. In the lower half screen dancing girl legs, in the upper perforated film - butterflyful.
Topic: Mommartz
This is the authorised Long Version of "Jeder Mensch ist ein Tisch, nur ich bin ein Stuhl" (every human is a table, only I am a chair) Lutz Mommartz invites some Friends to an experiment: They step in Front of the camera, tip the scale of their personal liberty and jump over their own Shadow. Anna Plackinger, Marina Achenbach, Paco Knoeller, Thomas Heinser, Lutz Mommartz, Berni Woschek, Reinhard NN, Boris Jacobi, Wolf Dosch, Egon Wöstemeier, Martha NN, Margret Gloddek, Georg Bradtke,...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: mommartz, german cinema
Featuring Jurgen Kuhfuss Meiterinnen and Andreas Dahmen vom Mieterverein. An attempt by the film maker himself to make himself useful in the tenant solidarity movement against mass dismissals.
( 2 reviews )
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
5,354
4
2
Focus: Simulation of an alternating eyelid with a one-eye camera.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
5,094
4
0
The Finger: Gunther Uecker and Brigitte Stockhert are featured as a male index finger strokes the spread fingers of a woman's hand while the woman utters giggling squeaks.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
4,832
1
2
Four Little Pieces: An artless wanderer, calm, aborigines and moons.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
4,593
5
2
Three Glasses: Jorn Janssen, Ulrich Wiethoff, and Norbert Stratmann. Three men meet and communicate only with their fingers on the edges of glasses.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
Der Mann der Hitler Verbrannte: (The man who burned the body of Hitler) Featuring Gunter Luttgen, Dirk Vollenbroich, Stefan Silies, Anja kreysing, Bernhard Kappelhoff, and Till Nachtamann. An unusual portrait of a former secret service agent under the notorious Nazi intelligence leader Wilhelm Canaris.
( 1 reviews )
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
4,399
0
0
This is about the last will of the lifetime companion of Lutz. Real as Art can be! And it has subtitels!
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
"Jeder Mensch ist ein Tisch, nur ich bin ein Stuhl"(every human is a table, only I am a chair) Diese Fassung ist für eine Rauminstallation geschnitten. This Version is edited for a instalation.
Topic: Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
4,159
3
0
"The Garden of Eden: A utopian film about the landscape and the people from Niederrhein. Dieter Fietzke, camera operator; Herbert Baumann, sound." Part 2 you will find here: https://archive.org/details/Mommartz_DER_GARTEN_EDEN_2_1977
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,879
2
0
Finally and infinitely brought on the formula.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,620
2
0
A few frames of a wind wheel are installed causing changing variations. The movement snaps back briefly before the cycle is completed. Made in Rügen, Germany.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,398
4
0
Tony Morgan. A look at a time when hair became longer and skirts became shorter.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,359
2
1
Der Autor spielt mit seiner Kamera und wirft sie in die Luft, bis daß die ganze Welt sich dreht. Self Shots: The director plays with his camera and throws it into the air until the whole world turns.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz, German Cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,294
2
1
Put On: A study in picture rotation.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,260
0
0
The Stairs: The director uses the camera as an eye as he moves between people attending a party in a private flat.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,080
5
0
Tango Through Germany: Eddie Constantine is given the chance to lead a new and better life but he fails. The camera operators are Martin Schafer, Dieter Fietzke and Jürgen Hagemann. Music by Astor Piazzolla.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
3,030
1
1
Featuring Wolfgang Domke. Transfixed at a table, a man drinks a lot of alcohol, eats a lot of beets and cream cakes in order to make himself vomit. During this hour long process he becomes disillusioned and talks about his concept of the future.
( 1 reviews )
This is the post scriptum of "Jeder Mensch ist ein Tisch, nur ich bin ein Stuhl"(every human is a table, only I am a chair)...
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,805
3
0
This is the authorised Short Version of Painting
Topic: lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,738
4
1
Marble always remains cool: Ingrid Lutz and Jurgen Kuhfuss. A memorial to Gustav Grundgens. The mixture of theater and politics leads to ruin.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,691
0
0
Die Filmklasse Lutz Mommartz mit der Hasenschule auf Exkursion in Aurich: Andreas Koepnick, Barbara Kuentzel, Bernd Konrad, Hubertus Muell und Josua Vogelbusch. Wie kann man Eins-zu-ein-leben verdichten, ohne Zeit zu verlieren? Selbst die Montage erweist sich als hilflos. Die Kernsprueche der Protagonisten sind auch rueckwaerts zu hoeren. The film class of Lutz Mommartz goes with the rabbit school on Exkursion to Aurich: Andreas Koepnick, Barbara Kuentzel, Bernd Konrad, Hubertus Muell and Josua...
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,610
1
0
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,382
1
0
Featuring Margret Gloddek and Ingrid Lutz. Multiple relationships as a life concept. Three people go on vacation to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,170
0
0
A secular rite of passage for youth as practiced in the German Democratic Republic in the 1990's.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,120
1
1
Inscription: Jurgen Hillmer and Bruno Ruckert. A fictitious farce about an inaugural address.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,105
0
0
Lutz Mommartz faehrt auf Einladung seines Nachfolgers Andreas Koepnick und seiner Klasse an der Kunstakademie Muenster mit auf Exkursion. Was er dabei filmt, montiert er 10 Jahre spaeter.: Andreas Koepnick, Dieter Oelrich, Andres Lewin Richter, Arturo Camus, Chungchong Lee, Cora Praatz, Dirk Vollenbroich, Friederike Mainka, Kai Kraatz, Kyong Paik, Stefan Sillies, Lutz Mommartz, die Stadt Barcelona und die elektronische Musik der 50ger Jahre. Weil zueinander gehoert, was nicht zueinander passt....
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,050
0
0
Featuring Margret Gloddek and Ingrid Lutz. Multiple relationships as a life concept with three people in Greece.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
2,028
1
1
Otto Kellner, Norbert Stratmann, and Joseph Beuys. Three men come into the camera's view and examine the perspective of an anonymous spectator.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,996
3
0
Italian Hunt: Bernard Wallasch, Hubertus Mull and Eva Nolle. A portrait of several students on an excursion to the Toskana.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,942
2
0
Overwhelmed: Wolfgang Domke. A man drinks a lot of alcohol and eats cream cakes and faces disillusionment while selling his conception of the future.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,883
0
0
Featuring Margret Gloddek and Ingrid Lutz. Multiple relationships as a life concept for the author and his partners.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,833
1
0
Try it out!
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,773
0
0
This is the authorized Short version of "Marmor bliebt immer kühl" from the german >Filmmaker Lutz Mommartz
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
Shot in 1993 in China featuring the Xu Lu Jing family, Du Hai, Chen Feng, Liu Shulan, Chen Xialing, and Jiang Shi Hiong. The story of how a journey with a student turned into a Chinese portrait.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,736
2
0
Expanded Cinema: Documentation on the making of the films Gegenuber and Rechts/Links
Topic: Mommartz
"Every Man is a Table, Only I am a Chair: Featuring Berni Woschek, Boris Jacobi and Angelika. Various characters go before the camera and ask the question - What do I have to say to the audience?"
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,653
0
0
Slow Waltzer: Fred Keil. Two characters talk nonsense about a film they are making but make profound statements.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,643
6
0
Trademark Eggs: Hard cooked eggs turn before a black background.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,636
1
0
Brigitte Schiller and Wolfgang Domke. At the high point in her career, the Schiller decides to do something else.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,626
1
0
Fear on the Rhine: The communists celebrate in Duesseldorf.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,586
0
0
Marker on blank Film Material
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,537
2
0
Ohne Titel (without title): A beggar woman flutters from passant to passant on the Ramblas in Barcelona.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,536
0
0
Featuring Reinhold Ohngemach, Peter Franke, Den Conrads and Jurgen Kuhfuss. Two actors discuss the basics of the DKP Katechismus and the subject of the increase in costs and unemployment while they adjust the valves of their Renault cars.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,535
1
0
Fear Under the Stars: Angelika and Michael Cording. The defeat of squatters in the Marienstrasse in Cologne leads them to wish for others to fail.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,520
0
0
As if it was a piece of Beckett: Ila Goldstern and Gunter Wolf. An authentic marital argument presented as a theatrical play.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,510
0
0
An excursion of a film class to the markische Schweiz. Featuring Ruppe Kosellek, Stefan Silies, Uwe Ehrnbgruber, Till Nachtmann Dirk Vollenbroich, Anja Keysing, Bernhard Kappelhoff, Frau Puhmann, Oberstleutnant Heidemann, Ila Schoppe, Oliver Gerbig and Ulrich Schroder.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,506
0
0
Andreas Kopnick, Julian Poensgen, and Barbara Kuntzel. The characters examine how to find unity in one's life without wasting time.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,466
0
0
April weather in the back yard: roofs, balconies, windows. A homage to Siegfried Kracauer. Assembled in the camera.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,450
1
0
Special two projector synchronization. A summary of the farmer's war in Germany.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,326
0
0
Shooting Operation: Featuring Bernard Pavel Woschek. Two characters talk nonsense to each other but in a profound way.
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,320
2
0
Topic: Mommartz
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,274
0
0
The sound of rattling tableware, steps of the waitresses and the quite discussions in the cafe. The picture is of the horizon on the sea with birds rushing by and from time to time ships traversing. Slowly it gets clearer.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,225
1
0
Monuments: Jurgen Kuhfuss. An attack on the sense of monuments in Duesseldorf.
Topic: Mommartz
Der Bildhauer Perter Ruebsam erhaelt den Auftrag, eine Plastik des Intendanten und Schauspielers Gustaf Gruendgens zu errichten, die an dessem 21. Todestag im Duesseldorfer Hofgarten aufgestellt wird. Mommartz und Kuhfuss begleiten ihn bei der Arbeit am modell, beim Herrausschneiden des 5 m hohen Marmorblocks im Steinbruch bei Carrara und bei der Bildhauerei in Pietrasanta. Es geht um das Verhaeltniss des Kuenstlers zur Macht und Gruendgens Rolle im dritten Reich. Fuer Mommartz gehoeren Kunst...
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,112
0
0
Cafe Buckow: Exhibition of the first works of art students frm the Art Academi Muenster for one week. Blues with digital picture distortions.
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
1,107
0
0
Schwarz/Weiss ist ein puristischer Film. Er beginnt mit einer Flackerreihe von 200 Einzelbildern im 25stel Sekundenrythmus abwechselnd Schwarz/Weiss, bevor er sich continuirlich um je eine 25stel Sekunde s/w verlangsamt. Nach 125 Bildern = 5 Sekunden endet er Weiss als Metapher fuer theoretisch unendlich. Black/White is a puristic film. It begins with a flicker row of 200 frames in the 25tel seconds of rhythm, alternating black and white, before it slows down around one 25tel each second s/w....
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
964
0
0
This is the authorised Short Version of 400m IFF
Topic: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
912
1
0
Übernahme des Filmtitels ‚überfordert’  aus dem Jahr 1968, 45 Jahre danach. In Halbsätze und Bruchstücke zerlegte Filme und Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1964 bis 74 zusammengesetzt in eine hintersinnigen Parallelmontage. Takeover of the movie title overwhelmed, 'from 1968, 45 years later. This is a a cryptic parallel assembly in half-sentences and fragments of films and recordings from the years between 1964-74.
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German Cinema, German experimental cinema
2014 Mafia-Xu, ein trauriger Chinese  89 min  Auf Einladung von Xu Lujing sind wir in China als Dank für sein Gaststudium in Deutschland und für ein vor 20 Jahren gegebenes Darlehen. In der Filmakademie Peking gibt es eine Wiedersehens-Performance und eine Diskussion über Mommartzfilme. Schließlich in das abrupte Ende des persönlichen Experiments  - über das Persönliche hinaus?  Ein Handyfilm 2014 Mafia-Xu, ein trauriger Chinese  89 min  Due to an Invitation of Xu Lujing we are in...
Topics: Mafia-Xu, Handyfilm, Lutz Mommartz, German Cinema, German experimental cinema
In "Markeneier" drehen sich viele Eier ununterbrochen, wie von Geisterhand gefuehrt. Der Effekt wird auf simple Art erzielt: Die Eier wurden auf einer schwarzen Platte gedreht und geschuettelt. Into "Markeneier" (trademark eggs) many eggs turn continuously, as led from a spirits hand. The effect is made in a simple way: The eggs were turned and shaken on a black plate. THIS is the authorised Short Version from 2010
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, german cinema
Fenster zum Hof
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German cinema, German experimental cinema
German Cinema from Lutz Mommartz
by Lutz Mommartz
557
0
0
2012 Kleine Stücke  4 min     Ein artifizieller Blick auf die Gesichter von Rasengittersteinen. Der Gang darüber - als Partitur zur Musik von J.S. Bach - endet in einem lakonischen Schwenk auf die Laber, einem Bach bei Dietfurt. 2012 Kleine Stücke  (smal pieces)  4 minAn artificial look on the faces of the grass pavers. The walk over it - as a score to the music of J. S. Bach - ends up in a laconic swivel on the Laber, a creek at Unterdietfurt.
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German Cinema, German experimental Cinema
2011 Nichts  24 min    Mommartz schaut angestrengt mit nichts auf das Nichts - solange es geht - in die Kamera. Im September 2011 auf seinem Balkon. 2011 Nichts  24 min   (Nothing) Mommartz looks intently with nothing to nothing - as long as it works - into the camera. In September 2011, on his balcony.
Topics: Lutz Mommartz, German Cinema, German experimental Cinema